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All students will enroll in CI 397A: Maymester in Mexico: Language, Culture and Community-Based Learning (2 credits) in the Spring semester and CI 397B: Maymester in Mexico: Language, Culture and Community-Based Learning (2 credits) for the summer course in Mexico. 

Spring course - CI 397A: Maymester in Mexico: Language, Culture and Community-Based Learning (2 credits) 

March 23, 2020  - May 1, 2020 (6 weeks)   

Weekend class sessions:   April 4, 2020 from 9:00am-3:00pm, April 25, 2020 from 9:00am-3:00pm, and April 26 from 9:00am-1:00pm

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The course will be offered in a blended format (online) with two weekend sessions at University Park campus.  (March 23 – May 1, 2020 (6 weeks), weekend sessions April 4 and April 25/26).  The course will explore foundational concepts related to second language learning and intercultural interactions and begin to establish an social justice orientation. We will begin working with our Mexican student partners online.

Summer course - CI 397B: Maymester in Mexico: Language, Culture and Community-Based Learning (2 credits) 

May 17 - June 13,  2020

This interdisciplinary course offered onsite in Oaxaca will touch on many areas of study, including second language learning, bilingual eduation, indigenous knowledges, anthropology, women’s studies, immigration, sociology.  It will also make connections to sustainability among languages, cultures and the natural world.  The focus will be hands-on experiential learning that takes place directly in and collaborating with indigenous and Afro-Mexican communities for social justice, leadership, advocacy, interculturality, and deeper knowledge of race/racism and border/migration issues.